plasmolysis

noun
plas·​mol·​y·​sis | \ plaz-ˈmä-lə-səs How to pronounce plasmolysis (audio) \

Definition of plasmolysis

: shrinking of the cytoplasm away from the wall of a living cell due to outward osmotic flow of water

Other Words from plasmolysis

plasmolytic \ ˌplaz-​mə-​ˈli-​tik How to pronounce plasmolytic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of plasmolysis

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for plasmolysis

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“Plasmolysis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plasmolysis?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=p&file=plasmo08. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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plasmolysis

noun
plas·​mol·​y·​sis | \ plaz-ˈmäl-ə-səs How to pronounce plasmolysis (audio) \

Medical Definition of plasmolysis

: shrinking of the cytoplasm away from the wall of a living cell due to water loss by exosmosis

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